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Brexit: what does it mean for science? Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on June 27th, 2016.

Brexit is a reality – Britain has voted to leave the European Union. With the shock waves beginning to be felt, our colleagues at the Australian and UK Science Media Centres collected the following expert commentary from scientists regarding the implications of the Brexit vote. From the AusSMC: Professor Les Field AM FAA is Secretary […]

European ban on bisphenol A in baby bottles — expert reaction

Dacia Herbulock posted in on November 29th, 2010.

The European Commission decided last week to bar use of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic baby bottles. This follows a similar ban in Canada in 2008, and restrictions imposed in Denmark, France and some US states. The New Zealand Food Safety Authority’s most recent statement and backgrounder on BPA state that they are following […]

EU proposes tighter rules on animal testing

Peter Griffin posted in on November 6th, 2008.

The Science Media Centre in Britain has done a round-up of scientists’ views on the a new European Commission proposal that aims to strengthen the protection of animals still used in scientific procedures and enhance the quality of research conducted in the EU. From the SMC UK The new provisions will also contribute to minimising […]

European Community – NZ Science and Technology Agreement

Peter Griffin posted in on July 17th, 2008.

On Wednesday 16th July in Brussels, the New Zealand Ambassador to the European Union, HE Peter Kennedy signed on behalf of New Zealand an Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (STC Agreement) between the European Community and the Government of New Zealand.  Other signatories to the agreement were the French Minister for Higher Education and […]

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